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11 Reasons Molly From “Fargo” Is The Damn Greatest

THE DAMN GREATEST. A love letter to Allison Tolman's wry Bemidji police officer.

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She manages to shoot a hit man holding an assault rifle twice in a blizzard.

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When she wonders how she could be such a competent police officer, Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) says, "Because you're you." Which is correct.

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3. Although she will shoot you if you point a gun at her, she's generally pretty polite to malefactors.

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"Hold the phone, I know that fella," she says spleenless and smiling to the man who tried to shoot her.

4. She imagines possibilities for her life that don't include a traditional, "feminine" path. When her dad tells her she's going to get married and have kids:

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Smile. Dismiss as old-fashioned. Granted, she does end up pregnant and together with Grimly, but that wasn't the only life she wanted.

5. She is goddamn better than the men around her and she is not afraid to show it on her face.

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Bill tells her Ida kicked him and the other officers out of her hospital room because they were being too loud.

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"So you're bein' loud in the hall instead" is a very slick way to shame someone into leaving.

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Bill takes her off the case for being diligent and thorough, and for challenging his masculine authority and his trust of another man.

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Your diligence will prevail, Solverson! Your name promises that you will solve this crime!

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10. She's dogged.

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"I’ve called a couple of times about the Fargo syndicate massacre, how I might know the fella responsible," she tells an FBI agent. ONE YEAR LATER AND NOT LETTING THIS GO UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED.

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